About the Authors

Josh Noble

Josh has made a career on the front lines diagnosing business pains and alleviating them with technology. As the Sales Manager for SurfRay Inc., Josh has worked with global clients such as the American Bar Association, Best Buy, Intel, the U.S Coast Guard, and Conoco Phillips to build solutions to business problems through expertly designed search on Microsoft CMS and SharePoint. His uniqe background allows him to assist teams to bridge the gap between the business unit’s project goals and the technical unit’s project design. Josh is from Fort Worth, TX where he recieved his Bachelors of Science from Texas Christian University. He is currently studying for his MBA at his alma matter. Josh can be contacted on email at josh@prosharepointsearch.com.


Robert Piddocke

Robert has worked with search technology for over a decade and has implemented hundreds of site and enterprise search solutions including solutions for The Holy See, The London Stock Exchange, Lloyds of London, Microsoft Xbox, Metlife and many more. Robert has worked for several search vendors and implemented a range of enterprise and site class search products. Currently, Robert is Director of Business Development for Surfray Inc. and helps customers and partners implement and improve SharePoint search. Robert lived and worked, first in Japan for 4 years and then Denmark for 10 years and can speak English, Danish, and Japanese. He is originally from Vancouver, BC where he now lives with his wife and two children. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy from the University of Victoria, diplomas from Douglas College and Camosun College, and Computer Science training from Niels Brock, Copenhagen Business College. Robert can be contacted on email at robert@prosharepointsearch.com.


Dan Bakmand-Mikalski

Dan works with Research & Development at the global Danish company SurfRay A/S, a market leader in search technology on the SharePoint platform. Firsthand experience with customers and SharePoint professionals has given him a unique insight into the core challenges you are likely to face when doing advanced customizations and extensions to native SharePoint search. Specializing in understanding the SharePoint search engine characteristics and the search interfaces, Dan has some exiting insights to offer newcomers as well as experienced SharePoint administrators and developers on how to leverage unused potential in SharePoint. Dan has an academic background as a civil engineer in the fields of computer science and mathematical modeling from the Technical University of Denmark. Although Dan has written several articles on SharePoint and search technology, this book is Dan’s debut as a published author and professional writer. Dan can be contacted on email at dan@prosharepointsearch.com